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Operational/Continuous Improvement Excellence Specialist


Stuart, FL, US, 34996

Business Unit:  Aerospace Structures
Function:  Performance Excellence

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


The Operational Excellence Specialist will have responsibility for driving operational excellence and assisting in establishing a sustainable continuous improvement culture across the Stuart site.  This highly hands-on role will lead process improvements that meet business needs, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in leading strategic initiatives and contribute to the overall performance of the business.

The Operational Excellence Specialist is expected to be a change leader and manager, partnering with Senior Leaders across the site to assist in developing and executing their specific continuous improvement roadmaps.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Directors to understand the biggest risks/challenges/opportunities
  • Own/manage your CI Roadmap (Good dates, right Project Managers, accurate financials, etc.)
  • Facilitate the CI Steering Committee
  • Facilitate the inventory meeting for your area of responsibility
  • Facilitate Kaizen Events & VSM’s as required and ensure follow up
  • Engage & coach TCA’s through their journey
  • Plan for and teach TOS training (2-day course & 2-4 hr overview training)
  • Update or ensure information is current in war rooms and the Obeya as required
  • Send a weekly summary of accomplishment / next steps, as well as Kaizens (this week/next week)
  • Policy Deployment – Annual Session with Leaders and Monthly Cadence


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred concentration in engineering, manufacturing/operations, or an equivalent level of degree and experience.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in progressively responsible roles and owned results
  • 5+ years of experience facilitating, coaching and implementing Lean/six sigma events and driving major lean transformations with proven results.
  • Aerospace and Manufacturing Experience preferred
  • Strong Skillset and Passion for Continuous Improvement / Operational Excellence
  • Executive presence – ability to work with senior leaders and staff levels with minimal guidance
  • Strong communication skills – ability to prepare concise presentations and deliver clear messages to a wide variety of audiences
  • Proven ability to successfully interface with cross functional teams, at all levels of the organization and implement improvement within an established time frame, then sustain improvements.
  • Lean and Six Sigma Certifications or equivalent (green belt, black belt, master black belt)
  • High energy, team oriented, data driven, and results focused.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Pursuant to International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), applicants for SELECT positions will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residence, or U.S. Immigration Status in order to meet the minimum qualifications for those select positions. All inquiries related to citizenship are asked solely to comply with ITAR and EAR export licensing requirements

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Port Saint Lucie